• Convention Updates May - 4th

    This week's super awesome convention roundup has a whole mess of neat updates.  Find them all below!

    We recently booked our flight tickets here at EQD for bronycon too! Can't wait!

    And the list:
    • Galacon The A-May-zing Press Note #3
    • Austin Brony Fan Fair Announces Dates and Location
    • Trotcon Overall Updates
    • Equestria Con Update: Guests

    Galacon The A-May-zing Press Note #3

    Heyas everypony – Weatherhoof and the staff are right now not here so I, the one and only Canni, will lead you through this a-May-zing press note... I really hope Weather won’t give me stable arrest, as soon as he returns.

    Firstly I met this very nice person named Rautakoura ( http://rautakoura.deviantart.com/) when I lost my favourite can in Ponyville. He showed me his work for ”My Little Investigations”, and by Celestia’s beard, his art style caught me. So, I just asked him: “Hey I see your cutie mark under your coat and it looks very artsy – wanna draw something for me?“ and what must I say, he said yes. So, Rautakoura, the art pony who made the cutscenes for ”My Little Investigations”, will be at the Grand Galloping Gala – I can’t wait to meet him.

    Well the wait for you, in terms of alternative tickets, also ended. Yes, someponies of you had problems with our pre-order system – I blame the Pegasus in charge for it. Therefore I decided to give you some opportunities for your communities: As an extra to the Basic Weekend Ticket you can buy a Gala Entrance ticket for just 10 Euros, if you want to visit the Gala, without booking a bed at the hotel. Though 35 Euros for one night including breakfast, lunch AND dinner sounds like a flim-flam, this is my gift to all ponies who will book a room via the ticket system.

    Finally I must confess something to you... I am broke. Don’t skip this part – pleeeease – To be honest: Preparing everything for everypony led to my last €questrian Bit in my emergency jar. Nevertheless, like earning a cutie mark, nopony should give up, but everypony needs a little help. Like Weather mentioned in the last press note, we need some Bits in the jar, but why am I writing this? Mr. Poniator has this awesome video camera:

    (VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/dYMaWftAft4 )
    ( http://www.startnext.de/en/galacon)

    Since I hear the clopping of Weather’s hooves comming towards this room, let me hug you in Stutengart or at http://www.galacon.eu,

    Your lovely,


    Austin Brony Fan Fair Announces Dates and Location

    If there was any doubt in your mind that Brony Fan Fair wasn't going to happen, fret no more. We are pleased to announce our location and dates for 2012! Brony Fan Fair 2012 will celebrate My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic for its first year in Austin, Texas at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown on September 8-9th, 2012. The Holiday Inn Austin Midtown, minutes away from the State Capitol and the University of Texas at Austin, is located in central Austin near Highland Mall and the Greyhound station. Wait, back up. Did we just announce TWO DAYS for our convention?

    Yes. Yes we did. Brony Fan Fair is now a two-day My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fan convention to take place at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown in Austin, Texas on September 8-9, 2012. Tell your parents, tell your friends, tell everypony you know to come see your B.F.F.!

    Information regarding pre-registration will be available soon. Hope y'all are as excited as I am!

    Check out our website at www.bronyfanfair.com and in case you haven't yet, be sure to like our Facebook page: http://facebook.com/bronyfanfair

    Peter C. Jiang
    Brony Fan Fair Director

    Trotcon Overall Updates

    TrotCon brings to you the pixelated marvels of Ponycraft! As one of the oldest and largest pony-themed Minecraft servers on the internet, Ponycraft has seen many large names in the fandom grace its cleverly crafted blocks. Admins Susan and Cloudkicker along with moderators Berry_Punch and Redheart will explain to you everything you never wanted to know about Minecraft, the history of pony servers on Minecraft, the history of Ponycraft, and discuss all the rumors you may have heard at length. Don't leave floating trees.

    We are working with the Hyatt Regency Columbus to provide rooms for TrotCon attendees at a special rate of $125 per night. The Hyatt is located in downtown Columbus, a short jaunt down High Street from the Ohio Union, and is adjacent to the trendy Short North and Arena District. Book your room now!

    PMV Contest
    TrotCon's PMV contest will be judged by a panel of select ponies with years of experience in the AMV scene prior to the convention, with the winners announced and shown at con.  There will be a fan-favorite award voted on by the crowd at the show, in addition to a best of show award selected by the judges and other various awards of merit to be decided based on the kinds of submissions we receive (best traditional PMV, best comedy, best PinkiePieSwear-style vid, etc etc).  To best ensure that your PMV makes the cut, follow these simple guidelines:
    *Must be pony.  This means the footage must be pony.  All generations accepted, and even homebrew animation might work if done well.  Use common sense.
    *Should be between 1 and 10 minutes.
    *No R34 or excessive swearing / violence.  There may be foals present.
    *Should be in a common digital format rendered in the highest quality you can handle.  RealMedia and WMV make Fluttershy cry.
    *Must be premiered at the convention.  Feel free to upload it wherever after the fact, but keep it under wraps until the con.
    All guidelines subject to change.  All unwritten rules to be followed.  By submitting, you give TrotCon the right to use and abuse your work as we see fit.  Submission form coming soon!

    Attention all musicians!
    Would you like to make some cash? How about selling some CDs at our Music Shop! Whether or not you're able to come to TrotCon, you can send us your albums to sell at the convention. You send us the merchandise and set the price, we'll sell it, and after the con, we'll forward the profits right back to you. Plus, if you're attending the con (which you should!), we can schedule times for autograph signings for your merch. Sound awesome? IT IS! Talk to us: music@trotcon.com

    TrotCon is currently accepting panel and artist alley table registrations. Check out our registration page for more information! If you have any questions, or even if you don't, come join us on our forums.

    Equestria Con Update: Guests

    ~EquestriaCon is a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic convention for fans to be held in Austin, Texas.~
    To show your interest in this convention, check out our survey here:

    Good evening, my fellow bronies.
    We have only a few updates this time, but they're pretty good!
    Guests, Guests, Guests!

    We proudly announce these Guests of Honor:

    Firstly, we have Circuitfry, the mastermind behind Balloon Party, a huge collaborative album
    featuring nearly every brony musician out there.
    (Which can be found here:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Balloon-Party/223427327741784)

    We also have another musician, AllLevelsAtOnce, perhaps most well known for his hit
    'Fluttershy's Lament'.

    Finally, the last musician we have so far is a local brony who goes by the name Flaedr,
    and will also be performing at the Massive Music Party (More on that later.)

    On to panelists, then.
    Give a warm welcome to Midnight Magic Productions, most known for their voice acting in
    The Vinyl Scratch Tapes: The Master Recording. Also appearing will be a local podcast known
    as the Rowdy Rough Bronies.

    Finally, the pony known as Tuner Symphon (from the tumblr Ask Tuner Symphon) will be making
    an appearance at EquestriaCon!

    Other events you can look forward to at the upcoming convention:
    -MLP Debates (Who is best pony, Favorite aspect of the show, etc.)
    -Massive Music Party (Where bronies go to heaven in a loud, rave-like atmosphere.)
    -And more! (Come now, I can't give everything away yet!)

    More information can be found on our website: http://equestriacon.com
    and you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates:

    We hope to see you soon!
    -The EquestriaCon Team5